On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 2:43 PM, Phil Turmel <philip at turmel.org> wrote: >> The ideal situation would be where I can call the old URL, inspect the >> Location header returned, and then ensure it is as specified in the >> Excel mapping. >> >> If I can't do that, then I could wget (or similar) each old and new >> URL and compare the length of the response of each pair within some >> small range (because there could be a small amount of dynamic content, >> so I can't do a strict diff). This seems messy. > > curl --head http://turmel.org/ 2>/dev/null \ > |grep '^Location:' \ > |cut -d\ -f2- > Phil, sorry I thought I had responded before the holiday weekend. This looks to be exactly what I need. As I suspected, the approach was going to be the difference between a few minutes effort and a few hours effort. Thanks for lending your brain cycles to helping me keep it to the former. Take care, -- Matt Warden Austin, TX, USA http://mattwarden.com This email proudly and graciously contributes to entropy.